The Process of Correct Bathroom Floor Installation

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  • May 13, 2019

Ceramics is one of the most popular and versatile materials for floor coverings and wall tiles. The price is relatively affordable and has a variety of sizes, colors, themes and textures. This material is suitable for outdoor as well as indoor use, from the terrace to the bedroom.

Ceramic is also suitable for dry and wet areas such as bathrooms. Especially for bathroom floors, the installation of ceramic must pay attention to tilt and position around the bathroom furniture, such as toilet and bath. Therefore, techniques and thoroughness are necessary. Read this article further, there

What is the correct installation technique, so that the bathroom floor is perfectly fixed?

The bathrooms are wet and tend to be slippery. In the bathroom, they must be equipped with furniture such as a toilet, bathtub or bath and a sink. The condition affects the installation process of ceramic floor. Please note some of the following points.

• To anticipate slipping through water or soap foam, choose a type of ceramic that is made specifically for the floor, which is typically coarse-textured (antislip) and thicker. Do not be fooled by ceramic walls whose textures are relatively subtle and thinner.

• Ideally, the bathroom floor is lower than in other rooms. In order to avoid the occurrence of puddles, ceramic must be installed for the bathroom floor with a minimum inclination of 10% in a certain direction where there is a drain hole (floor drain).

• To cut ceramic (smaller size or shape if required) use a ceramic cutter to get a precise and clean result. To facilitate the cutting of ceramics, square floor drain or box can be selected.

• To give a broad impression on a narrow bathroom, choose a large ceramic or brightly colored, such as white, beige or beige, to match the color of the wall. The airy impression can also be obtained if the ceramic is installed in a diagonal or italic pattern.

• The installation of ceramic is ideally in the final phase. Before doing so, make sure that the installation under the floor (if any) completes the installation.

Installation phases

Prepare the main material in the form of ceramics and materials for spei or mortar adhesive and mortar for Nat ready (immediately) before installation. Determine the need for ceramics through a working image assisted measurement. Next, prepare the necessary tools, such as dosed, nail, yarn, hammer, ceramic cutting tool, water hose, water pass, ordinary and serrated trowel, tile spacers (groomer device), Jidar, wooden beams, rubber mallet, steel brush and clean cloth or foam.

The installation phases are as follows

• First of all, prepare the subfloor, which is the ground floor or the support of ceramic tiles, can either concrete crease or concrete casting (on the second floor). Let the subfloor dry perfectly. To avoid the appearance of ceramics, the sand layer (about 2-3 cm) should be spread over the subfloor, then screed (if using instant mortar).

• Once the screed (if any) is dry and the surface is free of dust and dirt, take measurements to determine the reference point and mounting pattern of the ceramic tile (according to the work picture). Use nails and linen cords as props.

• Prepare the specifications (cement and sand) or finished adhesive mortar. Do not over dilute or viscose, and ensure that the mixture is homogenous (not agglomerated). If you want to use the specification, we recommend ceramic-impregnated ceramics first.

• Start with the installation of ceramic tiles from a predefined reference point. Make your head a guideline. Apply a specification or mortar 2-4 cm thick and align with the trowel. Next, place a ceramic tile on the type or mortar, then press down with a piece of wooden beam and beat to compress with a rubber mallet. Do this on ceramic tiles one after another. Use Tile Distance to organize the space between the tiles (NAT).

• Attach ceramic tiles until the entire floor is closed. If necessary, cut the ceramic around the edges or other parts such as the area around the toilet or the floor drain. During the installation process, check the quality and / or inclination of the ceramic floor using Waterpass.

• After installation, allow the entire ceramic to be minimal for 24 hours so that the specification or mortar is completely dry. Avoid the foundation.

• Check the condition of the soil the next day. Make sure that no ceramic is scratched, cracked or broken; And no empty way (Check by Diketuk-ketuk). If available, first make a correction.

• Remove the tile spacers and clean the floor surfaces. Then grout or load NAT with cement paste or instant mortar. In the final phase, immediately extinguish the restatolest residues or mortars of the NAT before they dry out. Use a clean cloth or sponge. If dry, or if necessary, you can use an acid-weighted 5% cleaning material and then wipe it off with water.

• Allow the ceramic floor to dry completely before the bath is ready for use.

When working the ceramic faucet, wear equipment, especially goggles and gloves, when it needs to cut ceramic. Such information related to the installation of ceramic for bathroom floor.